Willie Te Kata

Ngāti Hoa, Tainui

Willie Te Kata was born in Morrinsville and was educated in Hamilton and Christchurch. He attended the Polynesian Performing Arts School in Christchurch in 1989 and has written a number of songs. He went to the New Zealand Film and TV Training School at the Arts Centre in Christchurch in 1990. He is currently working freelance in Wellington. He has written screen scripts and has two stories in development. He is a film-maker, writer and director.

Biographical sources

  • Phone interview c. 1992.


  • "Living Standards." No details.
  • A one hour drama.
  • "A Street Is My Home." No details.
  • Documentary.
  • "Happy Anniversary." No details.
  • "Gloria." No details.